Ready to Join Hands with Protectors of Freedom, Says Uddhav; Hints at Alliance with Prakash Ambedkar

Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads a faction of the Shiv Sena, on Sunday alleged that the nation was transferring in direction of dictatorship and stated he was prepared to hitch arms with anybody who shield freedom.

Thackeray stated this throughout an occasion, the place he shared the stage with Dr B R Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar, chief of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), for the primary time, and hinted at becoming a member of arms with him.

The 2 leaders had been collectively on the launch of, a digital platform to spotlight the work of Thackeray’s grandfather ‘Prabhodhankar’ Keshav Sitaram Thackeray.

Talking on the event, Thackeray stated, “The nation is transferring in direction of dictatorship. There’s a have to throw out people who find themselves grasping for energy. I’m keen to hitch arms with those that wish to shield freedom.” “At current, the British coverage of divide-and-rule is being adopted,” he stated.

Thackeray described Prakash Ambedkar as an individual full of information and knowledge.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities led by Thackeray collapsed in June this 12 months following a revolt by Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde and 39 different MLAs of the celebration. Shinde grew to become the chief minister after his faction joined arms with the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) to kind a authorities within the state.

Thackeray stated he and Ambedkar had been ideologically on the identical platform and would work collectively.

“If we don’t come collectively, we’ve no proper to take our grandfathers’ names,” he stated.

Concentrating on the BJP, Thackeray stated, “Within the current instances, lynching takes place if cow meat is discovered, however on the identical time, rapists and murderers are acquitted and felicitated after launch and given tickets to contest elections. This isn’t Hindutva.” He was apparently referring to the discharge of all 11 life time period convicts within the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 riots in Gujarat in August this 12 months and the BJP’s transfer of fielding the daughter of a post-Godhra Naroda Patiya bloodbath case convict from Naroda seat of Ahmedabad for the upcoming Meeting elections.

Thackeray additionally questioned Union Regulation Minister Kiren Rijiju over his remarks on the functioning of the Supreme Courtroom collegium, and puzzled if that was his private view or that of the federal government.

Rijiju had just lately stated that the current collegium system via which judges are appointed is “opaque” and stated the “fittest” individuals ought to be appointed as judges and never somebody whom the collegium is aware of.

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